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Title Taxonomic tapestries : the threads of evolutionary, behavioural and conservation research / edited by Alison M Behie and Marc F Oxenham ; chapters written in honour of Professor Colin P. Groves.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2015.

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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapter, and index.
Contents Part I ; The Groves effect : 50 years of influence on behaviour, evolution and conservation research / Alison M. Behie and Marc F. Oxenham -- Part II ; Characterisation of the endemic Sulawesi Lenomys meyeri (Muridae, Murinae) and the description of a new species of Lenomys / Guy G. Musser -- Gibbons and hominoid ancestry / Peter Andrews and Richard J. Johnson -- Hurricanes and coastlines : the role of natural disasters in the speciation of howler monkeys / Alison M. Behie, Travis S. Steffens, Tracy M. Wyman, Mary S.M. Pavelka -- Adolf Remane : notes on his work on primates / Prof Ulrich Welsch -- Retouch intensity on Quina scrapers at Combe Grenal : a test of the reduction model / Peter Hiscock and Chris Clarkson -- What are species and why does it matter? anopheline taxonomy and the transmission of malaria / Robert Attenborough -- Part III ; Lamarck on species and evolution / Marc F. Oxenham -- Naming the scale of nature / Juliet Clutton-Brock -- Changes in human tooth-size and shape with the Neolithic transition in Indo-Malaysia / David Bulbeck -- Variation in the Early and Middle Pleistocene : the phylogenetic relationships of Ceprano, Bodo, Daka, Kabwe and Buia / Debbie Argue -- Human evolution in Sunda and Sahul and the continuing contributions of Professor Colin Groves / Michael C. Westaway, Arthur Durband and David Lambert -- Part IV ; The domestic and the wild in the Mongolian horse and the takhi / Natasha Fijn -- Rhino systematics in the times of Linnaeus, Cuvier, Gray and Groves / Kees Rookmaaker -- Conservation consequences of unstable taxonomies : the case of the red colobus monkeys / John Oates and Nelson Ting -- The phylogenetic species concept and its role in Southeast Asian mammal conservation / Erik Meijaard and Benjamin Rawson -- Conserving gorilla diversity / Angela Meder -- The warp and weft : synthesising our taxonomic tapestry / Marc F. Oxenham and Alison M. Behie.
Summary This volume explores the complexity, diversity and interwoven nature of taxonomic pursuits within the context of explorations of humans and related species. It also pays tribute to Professor Colin Groves, whose work has had an enormous impact on this field. Recent research into that somewhat unique species we call humankind, through the theoretical and conceptual approaches afforded by the discipline of biological anthropology, is showcased. The focus is on the evolution of the human species, the behaviour of primates and other species, and how humans affect the distribution and abundance of other species through anthropogenic impact. Weaving together these three key themes, through the considerable influence of Colin Groves, provides glimpses of how changes in taxonomic theory and methodology, including our fluctuating understanding of speciation, have recrafted the way in which we view animal behaviour, human evolution and conservation studies.
Language English.
Subject Biology -- Classification.
Biology -- Philosophy.
Human ecology -- Research.
Coexistence of species -- Research.
Evolution (Biology) -- Research.
Taxonomists.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Primatology.
Biology. (OCoLC)fst00832383
Biology -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00832439
Evolution (Biology) -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00917322
Human ecology -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00962980
Taxonomists. (OCoLC)fst01144071
Behavior, Animal.
Conservation of Natural Resources.
Biology.
Biological Evolution.
Biological Science Disciplines.
Technology, Industry, and Agriculture.
Genetic Phenomena.
Environment.
Behavior.
Biological Phenomena.
Natural Science Disciplines.
Technology, Industry, Agriculture.
Environment and Public Health.
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms.
Delivery of Health Care.
Phenomena and Processes.
Disciplines and Occupations.
Psychiatry and Psychology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Classification. (OCoLC)fst01697073
Added Author Behie, Alison M., editor.
Oxenham, Marc, editor.
Groves, Colin P., honouree.
Other Form: Print version: Taxonomic tapestries : the threads of evolutionary, behavioural and conservation research. Acton, Australia : Australian National University Press, 2015 xv, 394 pages 9781925022360
ISBN 9781925022377 (electronic bk.)
1925022374 (electronic bk.)
1925022366
9781925022360
9781925022360
Standard No. AU@ 000054086860
DEBBG BV044058400
GBVCP 1008663123

 
    
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